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chris christie. this is what the president promised the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are here for you. we will not forget. we will follow up to make sure you get all of the help you need until you rebuild. >> meanwhile, six days until election day, mitt romney is in the must-win state of florida with a new bipartisan tone. >> i've got to be able to reach across the aisle and get good democrats and republicans to work together. good democrats love america, just like good republicans love america. >> michael moore is here to react to all of the events and if you have questions tweet us@piers tonight. we will begin on the long hard commute for millions of new yorkers. it's a rough time for many new yorkers. obviously a rough time for many people on the east coast. in new york it seems as almost two cities now. you have the half with power, upwards of 40th street and below 40th street a nightmare with no power. traffic, absolute chaos out there. i had to walk earlier because it was gridlock. what can you tell me about the subway, about power and when new york will be back on its f
chris christie today. while super storm sandy continues on its path of destruction the area northeast of pittsburgh is the latest to get hit. leaving close to million pennsylvania residents without power. joining me on the phone in a fox business exclusive is pennsylvania governor. governor, thanks for coming on. i know you're spending the day in philadelphia and looking at power lines and talking to power line workers. what did you see there? >> we're in philadelphia up in northern bucks county talking to people at a shelter. we've seen a lot of areas without electricity. i've gone out to see some crews working on replacing the electricity. these are crews that came in from as far away as mississippi who came up here to help. there are a couple thousand people working on the lines in pennsylvania. i think our number now is down around 800,000 that were without electricity at this point. melissa: yeah. so how long do you think it will be before you can get power back to those customers? everybody who is sitting in a dark house right now who doesn't have hot water is wondering how many
, the president and chris christie is being introduced to various people at the marina. as soon as the president begins to speak with chris christie we'll take that live. >>> we are less than a week away from the election. despite the uncertainty ahead we have someone who says now is the perfect time for investors to get into the market. we have the ceo of janus capital group. he joins us in a fox business exclusive. unless people think you're picayune about your investments, you have $158 billion under management. so you're dealing with a lot of cash here. this year we had a tremendous run-up in the markets. we talked to the chief of nasdaq. they have had a 20% gain. other indexes have had great gains. very low volume the retail investor is afraid of getting into the market. talk about the fear factor, for example and how that plays into invests? >> right. that's a great point. thanks for having me. our investors and investors broadly speaking are afraid. they're afraid of all the geopolitical things going on in europe. they're afraid for potential of war in the middle east. they're afraid of p
. optionsxpress by charles schwab. >>> new jersey governor chris christie is helicoptering across the state touring the devastation to assess the damage. >> no question in my mind given the report that i've seen so far, that the devastation that's happened to new jersey is beyond what's happened to anyone else, at least with the reports i've seen so far and should come as no shock since the storm made landfall here. >> joining me now on the phone, new jersey congressman frank malone. thanks so much. i know your district covers significant parts of middlesex and mon mouth including bayshore and 16 communities along the atlantic ocean. tell me, what is the extent of the damage, when can people return to their homes? what have you seen so far? >> the damage is really catastrophic, andrea. i just left union beach which is one of the towns along the bayshore on the sandy hook bay and the homes within maybe three or four blocks of the beach, many are completely destroyed. the waves carried some of them away. others are just, you know, pounded to a pulp. i've never seen anything like it. in long b
concern and compassion for our state. >> new jersey governor chris christie has decided to play the role of a greek column today for president obama. >> there will be some folks that the criticize me for complimenting him, but i speak the truth. >> let's bring in mark murray. i believe it was tuesday or wednesday in the first read team that whoever loses on tuesday will likely point to sandy as the reason why. >> well, tamron, that's like in a sports game where oftentimes a controversial call at the end of a game by the referee, that people blame that. but history never looks at those controversial calls by the referees. while partisans might blame sandy, we have two years worth of campaigning on both sides that show the totality of this contest more than hurricane sandy. sandy freezed this contest in place and gave the president a big he leadership moment, which he was able to use with governor christie. >> to your point, that leadership moment with chris christie could have played out i imagine in many ways with the president's travel schedule. the fact he's there with chris christie a
. bulldozers and national guard removing heavy debris from the streets. chris christie has said new jersey's 83-mile shoreline remains the most damaged that he's ever seen anywhere. one of the hardest hit areas to the north of us, point pleasant beach. let's send it up to ron allen who has the latest from there. ron. >> reporter: what was the patio of a restaurant here along the beach front, i think i'm standing on what's left of the roof right now. this is an example of the kind of damage you see up and down the jersey shore. if you pan inside here, you see that it is completely destroyed. the waters and sand came racing up here, the sand inside is about two or three feet deep. the irony of all this, if you look way inside there, there are some things on the shelf there, some napkins and ketchup bottles and cups that were undisturbed. but this area is a complete loss. coming back this way, this is an area that was supposed to be protected. out here along the ocean, there was a high sand dune just beyond the fence that used to be tlchl the sand dune was about 12 feet high, 30 yards long and tha
fires. president obama accompanied new jersey governor chris christie for an up close look at the damage. an entire neighborhood washed away. >> you are going to be okay. everybody is safe. what i can promise you is that the federal government will be working as close low as possible with the state and local officials and we will not quit un,000 ti until this is done. >> reporter: the iconic boardwalk is in ruins and thousand are still trapped in hoboken all. up ait's scary. you've don't know how long you will be stuck here. >> reporter: in new york there is also severe damage. it is remarkable no one died here at braeezy point where residents returned to salvage anything they could. >> it's devastating. it's hard to believe. >> reporter: lights are slowly coming back on in lower manhattan. and work continue to restore other areas. the national guard was called in to help evacuate hundred at new york's bellview hospital. one of the largest trauma centers in the nation. conditions have been deteriorating since sandy hit. and sandy isn't finished. strong wind, rain and snow continue to cau
someone they can respond, vigorously and robustly to, to this type of tragedy. and with chris christie, vouching for president obama, i would think that that would have some sort of effect on, perhaps florida voters. >> you know what else, i hope i haven't, mentioned new orleans on the show this week. i think when the way you see politicians and your local leaders, even media, wall to wall coverage. to me all of this living through this for a second time is proof of how katrina changed the nation's psychology when it comes to storms. >> yes. >> how many lessons have been learned, dark days along the gulf coast in '05. see it playing out. closest thing to katrina since '05. you are seeing the country changed after the storm, even response on every level has changed as well. interesting to watch, yet again for sure. >> yeah. >> coming up next, images are almost too much for adults to comprehend. for children, the pictures from sandy could be downright heartbreaking and confusing. >> we'll show you what one familiar fuzzy face is doing to help them understand. ♪ we have all been assault
keep his concentration on this and i think he was entitled to what chris christie said about him. what i'm saying is in the last couple of days, he has been 100% devoted to running for office. he has taken his eye off the ball and in some parts of new york, some parts of new jersey, things are getting worse. they're not getting better. the president's got to keep part of his concentration on this. and he hasn't been doing that. there is no substitute for the president not concentrating on. >> should he now come to new york, the president? >> president hasn't been to new york. president hasn't been to breezy point. president hasn't been to staten island. people in staten island feel abandoned. he hasn't been there. >> he's obviously been to new jersey with the governor. do you think he should now come directly to -- >> he has been to new jersey but he hasn't been to staten island. he hasn't been to breezy point. hasn't been to rockaway. these people lost 80 homes, they lost lives and we're still finding bodies there. i think the president has to devote some of his time to concentrating
with governor chris christie, one of mitt romney's biggest supporters. more from abc's jake tapper. >> reporter: hurricane sandy has forced the president to cancel his appearance at seven campaign events. but he may have gotten something more valuable. >> you're going to be okay. everybody's safe, right? >> reporter: the opportunity to lead and be seen leading. with new jersey's republican governor chris christie at a shelter in bringhamtine, new jersey. >> hang in there. >> thank you. >> reporter: there is was a most public display of bipartisanship, a trait many undecided voters profess to love, one sorely lacking in washington, d.c. >> he has worked incredibly closely with me. i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern. >> governor christie throughout this process has been responsive. he has put his heart and soul into making sure that the people of new jersey bounce back even stronger than before. >> reporter: the president seems confident his campaign manager said they have the math. romney's campaign the myth. polls out had the president up in two of the states the presi
. my power knows no bounds. >> is that one of those governor chris christie fleece zip-ups. >> power to your house, nonexistent. that means darkness and candles and whining children. >> on "cbs this morning." >> people had no e-mail, facebook, twitter or instagram or as aol users put it, welcome to the party. >>> welcome to cbs this morning. as you wake up on the west coast, the remains of superstorm sandy are still being felt as far as wisconsin, but it's nothing like the damage here in the northeast. the death toll this morning is at least 57. 22 of them in new york city alone. >> around 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard-hit lower manhattan, power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets reopened a few minutes ago, and most major airports are also opened. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president oba
destroyed. people we walks by the hundred, they looked dazed. one man came out the governor chris christie, and said, i lost everything, but i'm alive. he said he was grateful. to be alive. you know, a great pollute in bullet in terms of human life being destroyed was averteed. it will take months, but with winter approaching we need to moratorium aggressively to make sure that homes get fixed. gerri: congressman, you know, just explain to our viewers, this is gold coast in new jersey, expensive beautiful homes in this area. you know seaside, it is an area that is covetted by so many people, how long do you think i will take to bring it back? are you confident you will get support you need from state, and federal government challenge play a role -- federal government that will play a role. >> there is no doubt governor made it clear he is all in committed. and you know when it comes to the repair, you know congress has passed and i have supported, laws, including our fema legislation that to the best of our ability to tries to make whole. there is going to be needs for more loans for peopl
christie and the president. let me tell you, is chris christie the governor who was supporting mitt romney or not? , a little confused. >> well, remember that he is running for reelection in 2013 in new jersey, which has not voted for republican for president in over 20 years. so it's good politics for him, and, frankly, so far he is very pleased with of the federal government has been responding to his requests for aid and assistance. 62 percent of new jersey, i lived in new jersey, is without power. that is a lot of angry potential voters if he does not get something done. so i think he is putting policy and his own politics temporarily ahead of mitt romney's. gerri: fascinating to watch, and i could not help but think maybe romney will have some kind of response down the line to governor christie. to you. you said that politicking never really ended. the conventional restaurant is that all politics ceased during the storm. you said, no. >> it didn't really. you had romney having events collecting, donated goods for those hurricane victims. that is politicking. he is showing a fall faced
-coaster in the ocean now. before-and-after pictures of seaside heights. governor chris christie toured the area. he described the damage as unthinkable. >> literally the boardwalk at seaside heights is washed into the ocean. i saw a roller-coaster and a log flume sitting in the ocean today. what's happened to the jersey shore is just incalcuable and it will take a long, long time to rebuild. jon: we have live team fox coverage now. janice dean in the fox weather center for us. let's start with rick leventhal in man necessary sqaun -- manasquan new jersey. this week it took a devastating direct hit from hurricane sandy. the mile long boardwalk, really asphalt behind me, it has been shredded the steel bulkhead you can probably make out in the sand hasn't been exposed for 50 years. now all the sand chewed away left it bare. as you look at homes that line the atlantic ocean, million dollar plus homes have in many cases heavily damaged and destroyed. some are pushed off the foundation. we can smell the gas fumes in the air. the town has been closed. no one is being allowed in, including residents. only
the election day in new jersey where he will meet with governor chris christie to tour the terrible damage remaining from this storm. the beaches of the jersey shore ravaged. homes flooded and destroyed. amusement park rides now parked in the atlantic ocean. at least six people were killed across the state. nearly three million people were without electricity at the peak of power outages on monday. governor christie plans to ask the president to assign the u.s. army corps of engineers to start working on rebuilding the state's beaches. jenna: we'll continue to watch that development. part of the story. meantime the president cancels another day of campaigning governor mitt romney is focusing on key battleground state of florida. this as we take a live look what is a rally in tampa. you see the stage sort of in the distance there. that is where former governor jeb bush will appear at any moment with mitt romney. the pair will travel to coral gables and jacksonville for two morallies later day. janice dean mentioned we are less than a week away from election day. chief political corresponden
. >> reporter: new jersey's governor, chris christie known for his brashness seemed himself moved by what he saw. >> as a kid who was -- born and raised in the state, who -- who spent a lot of time over my life at the jersey shore. no question in my mind we will rebuild it. >> reporter: in cape may, the very southern tip touch the shore, no major damage. but a landscape transformed. this is an 8-foot street sign. that is now, waist high. in berkeley, the scene was equally tragically bizarre. as we made our way north along the shore, we got a sense of how vast this recovery must be. even here in seaside heights, a drowned town now, haunted by its stranded and frightened residents, and the ghosts of so many summers past. >> surreal to see. and here in new york city, things are slowly, and we stress slowly, getting back to normal. crews are working throughout the night to restore power off to the 750,000 people that are still in the dark. >> and the work of pumping out subway and traffic tunnels under the city's rivers is making some progression. the subways do remain closed though. also, closed, l
, and it has been what has been so exasperated for governor chris christie who had been warning people along these areas, even those so-called west of the so-called safe side of the east side, the bay area, just go ahead and move much further and land and get back out. many did not. they felt that they were not directly on the ocean and would not be affected. obviously, like a rising tub of water it again, the water base rises whether you're on the bayside, the oceanside, or in between, you are flooded. that is the situation right now in the garden state which is more like a swamp state. ken feinberg to sort of did a gauge of the financial impact of all of this. the mesquite's messier, wind year, louder, we are on edge. because it is all about you. ♪ 4g lte is the fastest. so, which supeast 4g lte service would yochoose, based onhis chart ? don't rush into it, i'm not looking for the fastest answer. viously verizon. okay, i have a different chart. going that way, does that make a difference ? look at verizon. it's so much more than the other ones. so what if we just changed the format alto
. wouldn't you know that governor chris christie, he is a little younger, he wants to go and he is announcing the rationing of gasoline. and they might say, what is the big deal. look at these lines. well, these are very long lines, just to get gasoline. the problem is they're out because they have no power and there is no way to access the gas. they might cut down by on an even distribution of this and for those of you, well, let's say, is new to you. for those of you that are in within a century, this is akin to a we did in the back luncheon last energy crisis. on and the crisis before that in 1973. that is why this is such a big deal. that is why this is so bad. that is why this is not some fleeting event. they are already making arrangements like this in one of the most population heavy states. new york will probably consider to do the same in short order. all of these utilities are down. power is coming back at a glacial pace. james o'neill says providing the help and the resources to get these utilities back online. is that correct? >> yes, sir, we are the largest contract
. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> governor chris christie was >>> governor chris christie was visibly shaken after surveying what sandy had done to his state. >> new jersey's governor described how emotional it has been to witness all the loss. >> let me start with i just never thought i would see what i saw today, ever. i have met some folks there that obviously now have no place to live at the moment and are extraordinarily emotional. and what they wanted more than anything else was just, you know, to see me and to get a hug. we got back up into the helicopter and flew to the jersey shore of my youth, where we used to go all the time, to the boardwalk at seaside heights, and it is gone. the pier with the rides where i was -- took my kids this august before the republican convention, those rides are in the atlantic ocean. the rides my two younger kids rode this summer are in the atlantic ocean. the roller coaster, all of them. the stand in the middle of the boardwalk that sells sausage and peppers and lemonade is gone. and i looked for it t
that's hypocritical. that someone else is new jersey governor chris christie. for rush to do that must mean that rush is very, very angry with what appears to have been a working relationship between the president and the governor of a stricken state. >> well, absolutely. rush posed an interesting question in the montage. can a man love another man? and i see just from our relationship, i love you, i think you love me. a man can love another man. and if a man can't love another man, then we have serious problems in america because there's lots of men we need to come together. it's not just political expediency here. these people are doing something together, working together in a very important bipartisan way. these people who have said the president can't work bipartisanly in a way that completely avoids and ignores the fact of obstruction, so, i mean, that just destroyed that idea. the president is working and taking care of the situation in a way that katrina was completely bungled and it's very interesting how the storm has arrived to show the president working with his thesis that
. listen to what mayor bloomberg said this week. listen to what chris christie said this week. obama governs from the center. you contrast that to everything dr. patterson was saying, how this guy has campaigned when he needed the social conservatives to get the primary -- to get the nomination, he catered to every single right wing wing nut policy position like he was running for the president of the john burch society. the idea he would not be a marionette is betrayed by the facts of the campaign. >> the wonderful character of willard mitt romney. julian, dana -- sorry, that's wrong, julian, michelle, cottle, and professor james peterson, thank you so much. and if you can't get enough, we have got a special election edition live from democracy plaza at 30 rock tomorrow, saturday night, at 7:00 p.m. so please do join us. next, if you can't keep them from the polls, keep them from casting their vote. stay with us. begin. tomato, obviously. haha. there's more than that though, there's a kick to it. wahlalalalallala! smooth, but crisp. it's kind of like drinking a food that's a drink,
even had republicans, including the prominent republican chris christie, praising him for his efforts, so all around praise for the president. in reacting to this, he's able to look the part, and people seemed to react to what he was doing. >> well, let's talk about that reaction because we just learned that even mayor bloomberg has somewhat endorsed president obama, and as you just mentioned, i mean we've seen sort of a bromance, right, between governor krit tee who has been such a supporter of romney and now barack obama. i mean he has been ee fusive in his praise of the president. what is your sense as to what effect that may have on this election? >> mitt romney has been trying for the longest time to be a bipartisan, even post-partisan leader, and mitt romney is now seeing barack obama play that role in real life. chris christie to go out of his way in praising president obama and then mayor bloomberg's endorsement. mayor bloomberg epitomizes the idea of someone beyond party labels. so for him to come off the sidelines now and cite president obama on his position on climate chang
buildings and stranded many motorists. new jersey's governor, chris christie, weighing in on the damage earlier today. >> i will first say to all of you, especially those out there facing loss, devastation, and heartbreaking reality your home may be gone, we're with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we're going to come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give into this type of devastation. jenna: we're still getting a look at some of that devastation in new jersey. across the river in new york city, much of lower manhattan was plunged into darkness as the storm closed in on the city last night. it hurled a record-breaking 13 foot storm surge into the southern tip of the island right where jon was standing yesterday. we'll show you his shot yesterday in a little bit to show you exactly what this looked like. basically in lower manhattan the world's financial capital, was submerged and water was sent pouring into the subway system which is not operating today. as cleanup efforts get underway the national guard is headed
a dozen flights of stairs to get them out. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured damaged areas of new jersey yesterday. the two put political differences aside to do what is right for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg
are jumping in because we want to hear from governor chris christie who is speaking now the. >> 24 hours and what they'll have to contend with over the coming days, weeks and months. i'll first say to all of you, especially those out there who are facing loss, devastation and a heartbreaking reality that your home may be gone, we are with you. we have a long road ahead of us but i have complete confidence we are going to come out of this better and stronger than before. this state is too tough to give in to this type of devastation, and we in the government will be here to work with you to have new jersey completely recover. i've spoken with president obama several times. last time was at midnight last night. he assured me that we would have an expedited process with fema, get whatever assistance we needed. he moved an expedited process this morning by declaring new jersey a major disaster area. the eight counties that are receiving an medek louisiana ratioand immediate individual, atlantic, cape may, hudson, excess. middle south momoth, ocean and union. note this list is not final and m
, chris christie has said don't be stupid, get out now and saying the coastal areas, many have indicate need are st the ultimate in selfish and stupid acts from the governor of new jersey who is saying that obligates personnel to come to their rescue and risk their lives. now, janice dean, what are we seeing? >> it is moving quicker and now we will see advisories every hour. and i expect landfall in the next hour or so, so, maybe during the slow and well bring you the latest. we have a new traffic before 5:00 p.m., but still moving quickly at 28 miles per hour to the northwest so it will make a quicker landfall than expected. 55 miles per hour southeast of cape may and the barometer is, really, unheard of, 940 millibars for the strongest hurricane ever to move into the region. and still 90 miles per hour hurricane. there is the satellite imagery and the center is right there, east of cape may, we think the center will come on shore in the next hour or so, with landfall in the 5:00 p.m. hour as a category one hurricane and the north side of the storm is what will pile up all the water, t
be chris christie, who stepped up to the plate, who said what he thought, who said the president was doing an incredible job? and i think the impact of that is real. i think people in realtimes saw barack obama's as president of the united states, saw the same kind of coolness, sense of command that he had when he made the decision to go after osama bin laden and i think it's helped him. beyond that, i think you look at the jobs numbers and romney is trying to quibble with it, he's openly rooting for the job numbers to fail. we're on a steady climb upwards. the fact of the matter is, a lot more people think the economy is on the right track than a year ago. that's really important. >> when you contrast that with romney and even today two more ohio newspapers called him out, the youngstown vindicate for writes that the ads are an insult to ohioans and toledo blade says, blasting romney for an exercise in deception about auto industry issues that is remarkable even by the standards of this campaign, you have one guy getting blasted for something that he won't pull off the air while the presi
thought that chris christie would be the october surprise? that this guy would -- >> october political surprise. >> yeah. he would be the october political surprise, that he would stand up and it's true, and say the president has been incredible, he's been on the phone every time i needed him. today when he was asked, he said i haven't talked to the president today because i don't need to because fema is doing everything they asked. but if i need to, i'll call him and he'll be there. >> so if this election is about the economy, how important was the jobs report that came out today? >> i think it was important the consumer confidence number important, the number that shows retail sales going up was important. and that's all reflected in the polling. there is a lot of different polling. for example, in the purple poll, you now see the lines crossing on whether or not people think the economy is doing better. a year ago people had no notion, no belief that the economy was doing better. so a lot more economic confidence, i think bill clinton told a powerful story at the convention this was
out of atlantic city the governor chris christie are reporting that some people are stranded in atlantic city. this time, the governor is blaming the mayor. saying that he is allowing people to shelter on the barrier island rather than bring them inland. they say get the heck out of there fast. it was complicated by the mixed messages. the governor said the mayor was sending a mixed message. they are talking about everything being suspended until tuesday. forecasters already saying that hurricane sandy has or will have atlantic city tonight or it when it does, it will make a bad situation worse. again, the famed boardwalk that we are telling you about -- there's no way of knowing whether or not it was destroyed. we do know from a couple people on the scene that it is very hard to tell. not only because of the driving rain storms, but because there is no way to see if it's still there. this is the southern end of the boardwalk. my ac knowledge coming into play. don't get the wrong idea, i do not gamble all the time. but it is hard to tell depending on where you are. it wasn't
toured that devastation down in jersey with governor chris christie. afterwards, they had some kind words for each other. let's watch. >> pleased to report that he has sprung into action immediately to help get us those things while we were in the car riding together. so i want to thank him for that. he has worked incredibly closely with me, since before the storm hit. i think this is our sixth conversation sincing te ing tht and it's been a great working relationship to make sure that we are doing the jobs that people elected us to do. and i cannot thank the president enough for his personal concern and compassion for our state and for the people of our state. i heard it on the phone conversations with him and i was able to witness it today personally. it's my honor to introduce to all of you the president of the united states. >> good job, chris. i have to say that governor christie, throughout this process, has been responsive. he's been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. and i think the people of new jersey recognize that he has put his
look at this and i see the news this week with romney's top surrogate, chris christie effusively praising obama's leadership. now this afternoon we have news that michael bloomberg who previously said he was not going to endorse in the presidential race has decided to endorse sandy as a reason for doing this. you know, tough to say, but it seems to me there's got to be some political upside in this for obama in terms of the election on tuesday. >> i think you're right. it might be marginal, but, you know, my analysis and i think it's probably yours, i think it's what the data shows is that romney needed one more little push to get over the edge in these closing days. if you look at the electoral map and polling, yes, it's close enough, yes, the ground game may determine what happens, but it seems to me in my analysis romney needed a little bit of a push, and he's definitely not getting a little bit of a push. if anything, i think there's a marginal benefit for the president in these last few days. now, i hate for the election to be decided by last-minute theatrics and a freak of
's no insurance. new jersey governor chris christie has prepared a water emergency urging everyone to conserve. reporting live in stafford township, new jersey, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> randall, it sounds like manhattan, they are making progress with the electricity there. how about new jersey? that state was just devastated. when will the power be on for most of those folks? >> reporter: well, anecdotally we can tell you about one of the power suppliers here in new jersey pse and g which takes care a lot of the state. they will have some on in a few days but some won't have power for at least 12 days. by then temperatures will be in the freezing zone. >> do we know if there are still people trapped by the floodwaters? >> we believe that most of those people have been rescued or taken out of their apartments. for the most part that was happening in hoboken as you know, a town that had a lot of flooding. flooding occurs there ordinarily just with heavy rain and with this situation, it was a disaster. so we believe that most of those people are okay. >> can't help but see the boat
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